IPL 2020: Former India cricket team icon Virender Sehwag selected a lineup for his team of the tournament. His team consists of four players from Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB), two each from Kings XI Punjab(KXIP), Mumbai Indians(MI), Sunrisers Hyderabad(SRH) and one from Delhi Capitals(DC). Following the rules, Sehwag has picked seven Indians and four overseas players in his team.
The 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020), played in the United Arab Emirates(UAE), saw runs flowing, wickets trembling, strategies changing and scintillating performances from both capped as well as uncapped players.
For the opening slots, he picked the Orange Cap Winner KXIP skipper KL Rahul and Devdutt Padikkal, who scored 473 runs in his maiden IPL season.
Surya Kumar Yadav comes at number 3 in Sehwag’s fantasy 11, followed by RCB skipper Virat Kohli at No. 4 and Sehwag has also named him as Captain of his team. Also, another surprise from Sehwag as he placed SRH skipper David Warner at the number 5 position in his team.
“He (Suryakumar) has performed brilliantly since the last three seasons and he’s shown consistency. At No. 4 I’ve picked Virat Kohli. He always scores runs and hence I’ve given him captaincy as well. He’s an aggressive player and captain and can take the team along with him,” Sehwag was quoted as saying on Cricbuzz.
“At No. 5 I’ve picked David Warner because he’s been in great form and scored runs. I was confused whom to pick as captain - David Warner or Virat Kohli - but went ahead with Kohli because he can open the innings as well as bat in the middle order,” he added.
“The competition was brutal for No. 6 position - Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya were the probable contenders, but based on this seasons' performance, I’ve picked Mr. 360 AB de Villiers,” the former South African batsman added further.
Sehwag fixed RCB key men AB de Villiers at the sixth slot, overcome the two Mumbai Indians’ star performer Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya.
Among the bowlers, Sehwag chose Kagiso Rabada and Jasprit Bumrah - the first and second highest wicket-taker of the season - and KXIP veteran pacer Mohammed Shami. While selecting the leg-spinners, Sehwag goes with the likes of RCB wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and SRH mystery icon Rashid Khan.
Young Ishan Kishan, who smashed the maximum sixes (30) in this year’s IPL 2020 was picked as the 12th man.
Virender Sehwag’s best Fantasy XI of IPL 2020: